Judge won't change wording on Guidiville Band casino referendum

A judge in California upheld the wording of an advisory referendum on the casino proposed by the Guidiville Band of Pomo Indians.

Critics said Measure U includes false statements about the $1.2 billion Point Molate Resort. But after the parties in the dispute failed to come to an agreement about new wording, the judge said the ballot could go ahead as originally written.

The referendum will not be binding on the city of Richmond. But the outcome could affect whether council members move forward with a deal with the tribe.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has released a draft environmental impact statement and environmental impact report on the project.

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